Assessing Department of Defense Logistics System Capability
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
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The primary role of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Logistics ASDMRAL in the Planning, Programming and Budgeting System PPBS is to advise in formulation of the Defense Guidance, review the logistics portions of the Program Objective Memoranda, and make recommendations regarding allocation of resources. To do this, he should be able to evaluate the current capability of the logistics system, determine the requirements of the Illustrative Planning scenario specified in the Defense Guidance, and decide whether the programs proposed by the Military Services and Defense Agencies will achieve the needed capability. The ASDMRAL has never been able to make such a comprehensive assessment of logistics system capability the information provided by the PPBS is inadequate. The Joint Chiefs of Staff, however, have a Joint Operations Planning System that, with enhancements, could provide the information the ASDMRAL needs.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies